We strongly advocate High Pressure cleaning, High pressure Cleaners are awesome pieces of equipment to have because they can cut through grime in no time (yes, that’s right I just made a little rhyme) making cleaning your house or industrial area that much easier, and more enjoyable.
They are a necessary piece of equipment when coming to the ‘painting-your-building’ process, and we absolutely love them. Here’s why:
What is High Pressure cleaning?
High Pressure Cleaning is the use of high-pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, mildew, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces (in this case residential houses or industrial properties). A pressure washer is really less complicated than it sounds. It’s really just a water pump powered by an electric motor. The washer takes in water from a tap, the pump accelerates the water to high pressure, and then squirts it from a hose at speed through a trigger gun.
Why Pressure Jets get Things Cleaner?
in fact, did you know there’s a good scientific reason why water gets things clean so productively? What happens, is that the water molecules have a bit of an electrical polarity (one end is positively charged and the other end is negatively charged), this is the reason it sticks to things so nicely. Of course, you can add detergent to the water to help it break down the grime and grease and help you clean things even further. But what happens when detergent doesn’t work? there are some forms of ground-on dirt that just won’t go away. This is when high pressure cleaning comes in handy.
high pressure cleaning uses a very narrow jet of hot or cold water blast the tough dirt away. the water is travelling very fast, it hits the dirty surface with a high kinetic energy, knocking dirt and dust away like a constant rain of tiny hammer blows. But you’re afraid it might damage your surfaces? No, even though it boasts a great amount of pressure, it’s still only water, and is therefore kind to most hard surfaces. Although, it’s still a good idea to test the jet on a less conspicuous area before you start working for real.
Why is High Pressure Cleaning Important?
Hydro washing is important, because it removes old and layered peeling paint coatings, it removes mold and mildew that has developed due to weather conditions, it exposes a lot of defects ie cracks, bad plaster and damp which is disguised by old paint. removes chemicals, oils and other elements that adhere to surfaces, it removes dirt and mold which over time can erode building materials.
Pressure Washing is absolutely necessary for Surface Preparation.
If repairs re needed to surfaces, high pressure cleaning clears the surfaces properly before coatings are applied. By eliminating unwanted elements and chemicals new applications can sufficiently adhere to surfaces. This provides superior adherence of coatings, finer finish coatings and a maximum duration of product applied to surfaces.
Using a High Pressure Cleaner Correctly?
High pressure is not necessary in every situation. Using high pressure cleaning on the wrong elements of your house, like PVC or soft wood can actually damage your house and leave it unsightly. An experienced high pressure cleaner will know when to use high pressure, and when to turn down the nozzle. Good cleaners should rely on the right amount of pressure, and good cleaning to get the job done. Which will result in your home looking thoroughly clean and undamaged.
So, if you’re going to ‘vote’ High Pressure cleaning, don’t just choose any old Joe, or fool. Make sure you choose a trusted professional, and somebody who knows what they’re talking about.